Soon, we'll be recapping our voyage in video on Silver Explorer in Greenland. For now, I've summarized each day in the photos and links below. What impressions did Greenland and Silver Explorer leave upon us?
Silver Explorer reminds me of the "Little Engine That Could." She's small but mighty. She works hard, and the 132 guests who sail her are rewarded for her hard work. She's taken me to Antarctica, where she outran a storm to get us to safe passage. She's shown me that the Caribbean can still be an adventurous and charming place. And now she has shown me the beauty and grandeur of Greenland.
She's done all of this in that distinct Silversea style. What is that style? Silversea is a family-owned operation, and as such, its fleet has a family feeling. The on-board ambience is professional, yet personal. I stepped aboard to hugs and handshakes with staff who I had traveled with before. It wasn't just that I was back on board. They were still there too, still working for Silversea. That says quite a lot too, I think.
I summed up a lot of what I like about Silver Explorer in An Avid Cruiser Favorite: Luxury Expedition Cruising On Silver Explorer. Though I posted it a couple of years ago, it's still relevant about the components that set Silversea apart in the expedition segment.
Less than two weeks ago, I penned these words here on Avid Cruiser: Sometimes the significance of a trip doesn’t truly register until days, weeks, months or perhaps even years later. Our voyage to Greenland ended only a little more than a week ago, and already I find myself thinking back to the magic of the experience. I can't thank Silversea and its fine staff enough for what they showed us, not only in Greenland but also on board the "Little Engine That Could."
Following are links to posts from our Greenland voyage. I hope you enjoy sharing our experiences.